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Whitehall Primary School

Sports Premium 2014-2015

Background

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Funding was allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.

From September 2013 primary schools received an additional £8,000 (plus £5 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years) to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. A typical primary school received about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and will again receive this amount in the academic years 2014/15.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

PE and Sport at Whitehall Primary School

PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Whitehall Primary School. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of our pupils and through participation in sport and physical education, our pupils learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

The Sports Premium Funding for 2014-2015 will be spent in the following ways:

  • AP Sports Apprentice Scheme –the school has employed a Sports Apprentice to further support the delivery of the PE curriculum as well as the extra- curricular sports clubs such as football, gym, athletics and cricket
  • Swimming continuing in Year 4 to start throughout the Spring Term 2015
  • Contribution towards the SSP (School Sports Partnership)
  • Purchase of additional sports equipment for each phase
  • CPD/ training budget - look at sport specific & PE curriculum CPD training
  • Year 5/6 Basketball Club (out of ours using an external agency)